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Slideshow (13 photos)

Beaver Creek (map)
 

The Touareg in use -- early morning at the camp spot in Beaver Creek

  Eye of the Needle
 

The Eye of the Needle formation, just right of center

 

Batteries Not Included: Belaying Tommy on P1, enjoying the first sun in days (Copyright Colin O'Connor)

 

Batteries Not Included: Rappelling through the "eye" of the needle at the top of Batteries Not Included (Copyright Colin O'Connor)

Batteries Not Included: Rappelling through the "eye" of the needle at the top of Batteries Not Included (Copyright Colin O'Connor)

 

Batteries Not Included: Gearing up at the base of the route

 

Fording the stream to get to the Eye of the Needle formation; very cold

 

Batteries Not Included: Tom leading P1, slightly off route. The "eye" after which the formation is named is visible above him.

 

Batteries Not Included: Colin and Tommy at the belay in front of the "eye"

Batteries Not Included: Colin follows P1 of Batteries Not Included; crisp limestone

 

Batteries Not Included: Colin follows P1 of Batteries Not Included; crisp limestone

 

Batteries Not Included: Colin rappels through the "eye"

 

The Eye of the Needle formation